weather and climate

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  • Created on: 09-05-17 12:32
which of the following is the best definition for climate?
Climate is the average weather over a long period of time and over large areas. The world can be split up according to climate zones as climate is linked to latitude.
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Which type of climatic zone experiences hot and wet conditions all year?
Tropical zones experience hot and wet conditions all year round. They lie near to the equator so they don't have seasons like other climate zones.
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How is wind direction measured?
Wind direction is always the direction that the wind is blowing away from.
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What is the name of the device which is used to measure wind speed?
An anemometer measures wind speed. The speed of the wind is measured using the Beaufort scale.
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Which type of weather is measured in millibars?
Air pressure is measured in millibars. The greater the reading, the higher the pressure.
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What is an anticyclone?
An anticyclone is an area of high pressure which brings fine weather. In the UK, this can bring heatwaves in the summer or frost in the winter.
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What does a synoptic chart show?
Synoptic charts use special symbols to show temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, atmospheric pressure and cloud coverage.
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On a synoptic chart, what does the symbol that uses three black dots show?
On a synoptic chart, three black dots shows heavy rainfall.
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What is another name for very large storm clouds?
Cumulonimbus clouds are very large storm clouds. They usually bring thunder storms and heavy rain.
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Which types of clouds bring rain?
Nimbus clouds bring rainfall, eg nimbostratus.
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Which type of climatic zone experiences hot and wet conditions all year?

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Tropical zones experience hot and wet conditions all year round. They lie near to the equator so they don't have seasons like other climate zones.

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How is wind direction measured?

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What is the name of the device which is used to measure wind speed?

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Which type of weather is measured in millibars?

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